DCFS investigating death of Chatham infant

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State child welfare officials are investigating the death of a 3-week-old girl Tuesday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

Jamiyah Allen of the 4100 block of South Berkeley Avenue was pronounced dead at 8:59 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.A police source said there were no signs of trauma on the infant.

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the girl’s parents for alleged neglect, according to spokeswoman Veronica Resa.

There are two other children in the household, Resa said. The agency previously investigated a report against the family in 2012, which was unfounded.

An autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive pending further studies, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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